In his provocative and beautifully illustrated study kabbalah in art and architecture alexander gorlin argues that kabbalistic concepts have deeply influenced the creative work of both jewish and non jewish artists and architects. Kabbalah and western art and architecture embedded in the jewish mystical tradition of kabbalah is a strong connection with the primal concepts of architecture space light and geometry many of its texts were translated and presented to the english speaking world early in the 20th century through the scholar gershom scholem and were thus . The new york architect alexander gorlin has just released a new book kabbalah in art and architecture pointed leaf press its a serious but lively look at jewish mysticism supported by an archive of reference material gorlin has been compiling for over twenty years. In his unprecedented book kabbalah in art and architecture published by pointed leaf press he shows us how and where he sees the influence of kabbalistic thinking around the world gorlin illustrates concepts like vessels of light the void and repair using some known and some speculative parallels in the works of kahn gehry libeskind . Comprising ten chapters that each outline key concepts of the kabbalah and its representations both in historic diagrams and the modern built environment kabbalah in art and architecture puts forth an unparalleled and compelling reinterpretation of art and architecture through the lens of the kabbalah and jewish mysticism a chapter on the golem and an epilogue that discusses german artist
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